Had this taken place in the U.S. it would be front page news fueling the gun control advocates quest for greater gun control. However, as it took place in “Gun Free Canada” we hardly hear a word. Imagine that!
Edmonton Police Chief Rod Knecht said the gunman used a stolen 9mm handgun which he used to kill all eight victims and later turned on himself. He said it was the worst mass killing in Edmonton since six people were killed in 1956 calling it a “senseless mass murder” linked to “extreme domestic violence.”
“Seven bodies were found in the same house,” police chief Rod Knecht said. Two “very young” children are among the dead. The body of the eighth victim was later found at a different Edmonton location.
“It appears to be an extreme case of domestic violence gone awry,” Knecht told reporters, saying the killings were “planned and deliberate.” He went on to say, “This series of events are not believed to be random acts, and there is no risk to the broader public. These events do not appear to be gang-related, but rather tragic incidents of domestic violence.”